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Colorado drought and fire danger awareness


Mountain Living By Irene Shonle I’ll start with the good news: the 2012 aerial survey shows that the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic has essentially petered out. This is definitely cause for celebration, but it doesn’t necessarily change the picture on the poten... More »

Communications tower at Justice Center in progress


Employee severance, monthly reports By Lynn Volkens Gilpin County Commissioners Buddy Schmalz, Connie McLain and Gail Watson met the morning of March 26, 2013 to review various in-house reports and discuss progress on the communications tower proposed at the J... More »

City Work Session reviews the Three R’s


Remediation, Rehabilitation and Repair on Tap for Central City By David Josselyn   The Central City work session on Tuesday, March 5th tackled the revision of two city ordinances, the hiring of a new Planner, the remediation of the tailings on Quartz Hill, the... More »

Fire departments hampered in reaching house fire


Potential pension increase, chief is now local resident, ISO By Lynn Volkens Timberline Fire Protection District (TFPD)’s Board of Directors met the evening of February 19, 2013. Board President Rick Wenzel and Board members Jim Crawford, Kay Johnson, Paul Ond... More »

Packed house for Marijuana Ordinances


Central City citizens turn out in force for Amendment 64 legislation By David Josselyn Call to Order   The Central City Council was called to order by Mayor Ron Engels at 7:04pm on Tuesday, February 19h. All council members were present. Consent Agenda   Items... More »